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Value of Rollator with Seat to COPD and MS Patients


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of ailments that causes airflow blockage and breathing-related problems.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), meanwhile, is a disabling and chronic ailment that attacks the central nervous system.

Constant fatigue is the symptom common to both COPD and MS patients. This constant fatigue results to walking and moving difficulty. In turn, this limited mobility may lead to inactivity and isolation.

Researchers Stridsman et al. found that fatigue influences the health status and foretells mortalityamong people with COPD.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society reported that fatigue is one of the disabling symptoms of MS. According to the concerned institution, fatigue can directly influence the walking ability and escalate the risk of falling.

The assistive technology of choice for those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Multiple Sclerosis is therollator with seat.

Health care professionals frequently prescribed the rollator with seat to persons with these two diseases. The rollator with seat is important to these patients in order to recover from fatigue.

There are other pieces of equipment that help patients to recover from constant exhaustion, but the rollator with seat is the most preferred owing to the following factors:

  1. Convenience
    It is convenient to use the rollator with seat as this mobility solution only requires a little push in between steps. The modern wheel system of the rollator with seat enables this device to easily pivot and roll.
  2. Energy Efficient
    The standard walker, those without wheels, needs to be picked up in between steps. On the other hand, rollator with seat only requires a gentle push when moving forward. This gentle push conserves the energy of the user. The rollator with seat is also more energy efficient compared to a cane or crutches.
  3. Most Natural Gait
    The rollator with seat produces the most natural walking pattern compared to other types of walkers.

The fatigue issue is not the only physiological issue that is answered by the rollator with seat. This ambulatory tool also anchors the upper extremities, repositions the body forward and takes on a small amount of the weight of the user.

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